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Is a big head a big deal?

Discussion in 'Breeder Discussion' started by Alan, Dec 13, 2007.

  1. A big head is just a feature that people like to have in their Pit. I have always liked abig head but the shape of the head is way more important. I've seen Pits with 25, 26 inch heads but usually they're 100 lbs dogs and so its more proportioned to their body and if it has poor jaw, crest, and muzzle definition than I could care less about how big it is.
    Head size is also very deceptive. Although one dog may litteraly have a bigger head in inches it may not appear so because of shape and or body proportion. When veiwed from above or strait on a pit with a flat wide head appears to be larger than a pit with a more dome shaped (forehead) look, even when its not.
    A big head really depends on first shape and second proportion to the body.
    Function of a big head really can help a pit for it's original purpose because it provides more power in the jaws, neck and body.
  2. Miakoda

    Miakoda GRCH Dog

    A 100 lb dog isn't an APBT either. Maybe some mixed breed classified as a "pit bull type" dog, but not an AST or APBT.
  3. pops

    pops Puppy

  4. Zoe

    Zoe GRCH Dog

    Notch, aka Houdini! :lol:
  5. mashamplan

    mashamplan Puppy

    CH. Hurt and GR.CH. Art were littermates.
  6. CoolHandJean

    CoolHandJean Krypto Super Dog

    Yeah, when he had a nylon collar, he realized that it would stretch when wet. So, if he had been playing in the stream and then I put him on his chain spot, he'd wait for me to go inside and then he'd turn around and pull, and Pop! Off went the collar. Luckily, when that happened, Notch would come to the front door. lol. So, now if he gets wet, a new collar is placed on him, till his dries.
  7. Lieander

    Lieander Little Dog

    What's the proper way to measure a dog's head and such? I'm curious as to what Shiner and Nautica's heads are.
  8. Mollie's Nana

    Mollie's Nana Krypto Super Dog Staff Member

    Mollie is a block head... not meaning she "has" a block head, just meaning she "is" a block head! :D I measured the biggest part of her head... I forget what it was though, so I just call her "block head", makes me think of Charlie Brown. :lol:
  9. BigDogDel

    BigDogDel Little Dog

    I don't like the big bully headed dogs at all. It just dosnt look right. People in this day an time seem to want to breed there dogs to produce the biggest head out ther. What is the purpose of this???
  10. Sagebrush

    Sagebrush Good Dog

    No, the head should not appear big, but should match the rest of the body size. It should not appear large or small.

    LOL! Who measures their dog's head? Sounds like a hypey thing that novices might think is important....

    What's the "crest"?

    Again, the head should not appear "big". A bigger head just means more weight to haul around and can impact endurance.

  11. XXX

    XXX Good Dog

    I myself prefer a nice wedge shaped head
  12. CoolHandJean

    CoolHandJean Krypto Super Dog

    I have no clue how to even start measuring a dog's head. lol.
  13. Pennsooner

    Pennsooner Little Dog

    Traditionally, a huge head was considered a FLAW in the dog, too much dead weight was the thinking.

    So no, I like a proportional dog.

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